Hopes that Cyril Ramaphosa would quickly revitalise South Africa’s economy have been dashed, while political turmoil within the ruling ANC threatens his authority.
The CEO of the Nelson Mandela Foundation explains why the organisation felt impelled to call for the resignation of President Zuma and take a stand on its founder’s principles.
Consumers are spending more and investors are showing greater confidence in the South African economy under the new president. However, question marks remain over the direction of reform.
President Cyril Ramaphosa’s moves toward economic reform have aroused optimism in the business community, but he faces strong challenges from both inside and outside the ANC.
The freshly reappointed South African finance minister talks to African Business about pursuing the tough but essential reforms that South Africa so desperately needs.
South African president Cyril Ramaphosa has conducted his first major cabinet reshuffle.
President Zuma has unveiled a plan to make higher education free for poor students, but with the country’s budget already under pressure this risks causing big financial strains.
The ANC’s new leader is consolidating his power, but President Jacob Zuma’s influence persists.
With the world economic situation improving, the prospects for Africa’s minerals are looking up.
Merger and acquisition activity has slowed in Africa, but is this the start of an extended downturn or simply a pause?